October 26, 2023 3 min read

If you love to hang ten and catch some waves, then you might find that getting quality surfing destinations can be difficult.

Sure you can head to all the common beaches where everyone surfs at certain times of the year, but those places are often crowded, busy, and you really can’t catch all the waves that you might want to catch during your surfing trip.

If you want to pick a surfing destination that is off the beaten path and somewhere that isn’t as much of a tourist trap, that is fine.

But you do need to make sure that you aren’t neglecting some of the most important amenities that every surfing destination needs to have!

Like these for instance:

Research The Surfing Conditions

You don’t want to have an amazing surfing experience and then find out that you actually can’t surf. Especially as you start to look at surfing in a new part of the world with different aspects with the world and the water and the wind conditions being different from your normal surfing hotspot.

So don’t be afraid to go and see what the conditions are going to look like in your next surfing destination. You need to make sure that you know how to surf in those new conditions, so don’t be afraid to focus on researching the surfing conditions before you ever pull out your surfboard. It will help you keep yourself safe, while also ensuring that you get more and more excited about the trip!

Make Sure You Know About The Visa Requirements and Surfboard Fees For New Countries


If you are looking toward going to a new country with different people and different places to go and surf, you need to see all of the differences between these new countries and your home surfing spots. If you need a visa to travel in the country, make sure you not only have it, but that you also know the rules for the visa requirements. 

If you overstay your visa, then you can be fined or even blacklisted from the country, and if you find that you love surfing, then that can be a massive problem! Additionally, if you are traveling to the new country by plane, then you need to make sure to confirm the airline prices before you book your airfare for your board.

Depending on what plane tickets you purchase, you might find that the prices are going to be different for checking in your board, and you don’t want to be slapped in the face with that while you are boarding the plane!

Make sure to check the fee on the website for the airline, and then make sure to call the airline to confirm the fee. The more double checking you do, the less of a surprise you will have on your trip!

Make Sure Where You Go Is Close To The Surfing Spot

Finally, if you are looking to get a hotel, a cabin, or a resort stay for your trip, don’t be afraid to get a place that is close to the surfing spot. You want to spend more time hitting the waves and not hitting the road to get to the waves. You can be a little picky about where you go and where you choose to stay whenever you are heading for a surfing trip.

Additionally, just because you are close to the surfing spot doesn’t mean you need to be far away from everything else. You can make sure that your surfing spot is close to a lot of amenities, including nearby bars and restaurants to enjoy. If you can find some good places to put the surf and turf on your surfing trip, you will find some good places to eat after you’ve spent all day on the waves.


Plus, the bars can even be a good place to catch the local nightlife. You can meet up with other surfers and those on vacation, you can find people who might want to party and have fun, and you might even be able to find fun games for your bar to play that will test skills other than the ones you have on the water!

If you can turn every aspect of the surfing trip into a fun outing, not just the surfing itself, then you’ve got the ingredients for a good vacation! So don’t be afraid to point at the map, pick a new surfing destination, and really experience a great adventure!

Author - Nurlana Alasgarli
Nurlana Alasgarli          

Content Specialist

Nurlana Alasgarli is a professional copywriter with more than 6 years of creative writing experience. Having lived and experienced all over the world, there are many writing genres that Nurlana follows, including adventure, outdoor and water sports. Nurlana brings life to content creation, captivating her readers.

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